Breaks, Sharks, and Books
And now we are not.
Today, I am over at Chrys Fey's (or so my dusty calendar says!) discussing scene settings.
The scene I chose- from Defying Reason- is set at the the beach.
I write about the beach a lot. My grandma always said- if you can't live it- dream it. She was talking about sex, but I'll apply her logic however best suits my purpose at any given moment. And at this moment, I'm talking beach.
The beaches in books. And then smoothly segueing into beaches in real life.
At the beach, there is sand, and sun, and sharks attacking people.
Logically, I realize I have a statistically better chance of being mauled by a stray dog in my neighborhood while out for a walk than I do of getting bitten by a shark, but still...
sharks have big teeth. And I have been counseled by a wise lady to stay out of the water. (See, I'm listening Jo!)
But here's the problem...I love swimming in the ocean. And I'll be at the beach for two weeks. That's 14 days and far too many hours sitting on the shore. What will distract me from the water?
I don't like to shop. And sight seeing is for evenings.
Oh, le sigh. What to do?
Although...did you know jelly fish and sting rays attack more people? Still. We fear the shark.
I blame the teeth.
It's Friday, so let's celebrate the small things!
Thanks to our hosts in this weekly check in: Lexa, L.G, and Katie!
1. Swept Away is done. It's back with the editor and the betas to see if they approve.
2. Past Due is part of an anthology, Tempting Treasures! 6 awesome stories- there is something for everyone's taste. From sexy hot to page turning plots, this book is a must pick up at the limited time price of 2.99! Get your copy HERE!
3. I've been decluttering rooms. Like a wise man (Mr. Cavanaugh) pointed out- decluttering the world around you makes the brain feel less cluttered too.
4. It's summer! Now, to unwind and enjoy...says the lady who has been on a long break!
*Don't give me thunder. I know sharks aren't stupid. I know they're necessary creatures in the whole circle of ocean life.
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